coasterbill wrote:SharkTums wrote:I wonder how much insurance is on a place like this?
I mean, how do you go to your insurance company and say: "Look, a hurricane just destroyed the pier, but I want to put something nicer and more costly on that same pier."
Is it bad that that's all I can think about with this?
I hate to be a downer here but according to the article in the first post of the thread, "The hotel was built in 1965 as a show of confidence after Hurricane Carla." This "show of confidence" replaced an amusement park that was wiped out by a hurricane. Now the "show of confidence" itself was wiped out by a hurricane and as a "show of confidence" they're going to build a theme park there. When do you officially cross the line between confidence and arrogance? SPOILER ALERT: It's going to happen again.
Fool me once, shame on... shame on... you fool me you can't get fooled again.
Last I heard was that a majority of what they are building will be able to be packed up and moved if a storm were to come. Also, they are doing a ton of repair work on the pier as well as adding reinforcement.
What happend with Ike at Kemah Boardwalk should also show that this company isn't afraid of hurricanes. The Kemah Boardwalk was partially open a few weeks after Ike hit and more and more gradually opened until about 5 months after Ike, everything was completely rebuilt. And when the next hurricane comes...they will rebuild again.